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FLORIDA News: TALLAHASSEE, Year in Review: 2018 Project Safe Neighborhoods Prosecutions

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – As 2018 has drawn to a close, Christopher P. Canova, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida, reviews the district’s Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) cases. Project Safe Neighborhoods is the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts. PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at … Continue reading FLORIDA News: TALLAHASSEE, Year in Review: 2018 Project Safe Neighborhoods Prosecutions

Louisiana News: St. Rose Man, COREY SESSION Sentenced After Trial for Narcotics Conspiracy and Firearms Violations

NEW ORLEANS, La. – U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that COREY SESSION, age 44, of St. Rose, Louisiana, was sentenced yesterday after having been convicted after a five-day trial that was held in August 2018 before U.S. District Judge Mary Ann Vial Lemmon. SESSION was the last defendant to be sentenced in this case. SESSION … Continue reading Louisiana News: St. Rose Man, COREY SESSION Sentenced After Trial for Narcotics Conspiracy and Firearms Violations

WEST VIRGINIA News: Maryland man, Phillip Ryan Williams admits to drug distribution

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Phillip Ryan Williams, of McCoole, Maryland, has admitted to distributing methamphetamine, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced. Williams, age 24, pled guilty today to one count of “Distribution of Methamphetamine.” He admitted to selling methamphetamine in Mineral County on June 13, 2018. Williams faces up to 20 years incarceration and a … Continue reading WEST VIRGINIA News: Maryland man, Phillip Ryan Williams admits to drug distribution

WEST VIRGINIA News: Columbus man, Jason R. Smoot admits to cocaine distribution charge

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Jason R. Smoot, of Columbus, Ohio, has admitted to selling cocaine near a playground, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced. Smoot, age 31, pled guilty to one count of “Distribution of Cocaine Base within 1,000 Feet of a Protected Location.” Smoot admitted to selling cocaine near the Jensen Playground in Wheeling … Continue reading WEST VIRGINIA News: Columbus man, Jason R. Smoot admits to cocaine distribution charge

Connecticut News: Bridgeport Man, ROCKY SAMAS Charged with Crack and Cocaine Distribution Offenses

Connecticut – John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that a federal grand jury in Hartford returned an indictment yesterday charging ROCKY SAMAS, also known as “Twin,” 47, of Bridgeport, with one count of possession with intent to distribute at 28 grams or more of cocaine base (“crack”), and … Continue reading Connecticut News: Bridgeport Man, ROCKY SAMAS Charged with Crack and Cocaine Distribution Offenses

Connecticut News: Bridgeport Man, TALVIN HINTON Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Charge Related to Investigation of Stratford Overdose Death

Connecticut – John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that, on November 13, 2018, TALVIN HINTON, 42, of Bridgeport, pleaded guilty in Bridgeport federal court to one count of distribution of heroin. This matter stems from an ongoing statewide initiative targeting narcotics dealers who distribute heroin, fentanyl or opioids … Continue reading Connecticut News: Bridgeport Man, TALVIN HINTON Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Charge Related to Investigation of Stratford Overdose Death

New Mexico News: Artesia Man, Timothy Caleb Martinez Sentenced to 75 Months for Federal Drug Trafficking and Firearms Conviction

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Timothy Caleb Martinez, 28, of Artesia, N.M., was sentenced today in Las Cruces, N.M., to 75 months in prison for his conviction on methamphetamine trafficking and firearms charges. Martinez will be on supervised release for five year after completing his prison sentence. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives charged Martinez … Continue reading New Mexico News: Artesia Man, Timothy Caleb Martinez Sentenced to 75 Months for Federal Drug Trafficking and Firearms Conviction

WEST VIRGINIA News: Tyler County man, Charles C. Williamson sentenced to more than 10 years for selling methamphetamine

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Charles C. Williamson, of Sistersville, West Virginia, was sentenced to 121 months incarceration for methamphetamine distribution, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced. Williamson, age 31, pled guilty to one count of “Aiding and Abetting the Distribution of Methamphetamine” in July 2018. Williamson admitted to selling methamphetamine in November of 2017 in … Continue reading WEST VIRGINIA News: Tyler County man, Charles C. Williamson sentenced to more than 10 years for selling methamphetamine